Dealing with Tooth Pain

Dealing with Tooth Pain

Tooth pain can feel like the worst pain to those who experience it. Because pain can have a variety of causes, the type of pain can help to determine what might be causing the discomfort.

Sensitivity to hot and cold beverages and foods may be a sign of sensitive teeth from receding gums, decay, or a loose filling. Try a toothpaste for sensitive teeth and see your dentist if pain persists or you suspect decay or problems with an existing filling.

If tooth sensitivity occurs after dental treatment, it might be a normal reaction to the treatment. If the pain persists for more than a couple weeks, return to your dental care provider for additional assistance.

A sharp pain when biting down, chewing, or eating, you need to see your dental care provider. You might have a loose filling, decay, or a cracked tooth.

Pain in the upper teeth and jaw may be a sign of tooth grinding or may even occur with a sinus headache. You should see your dental care provider for a proper diagnosis.

An almost constant pain and pressure that may occur with swelling of the gums could indicate a severe infection called an abscess and requires professional care.

If you are experiencing tooth pain, make an appointment to see our dentist in West Hollywood for proper diagnosis and treatment. With the right care, you can get relief from your painful symptoms and get back on the road to good oral health.